- a godfather.
- a person's protector, patron, or mentor.
Examples from the Web for padrino
Historical Examples of padrino
Those he nominated referred to him as their padrino or godfather.The Inhabitants of the Philippines
Frederic H. Sawyer
I now mounted, Ramon Duran coming on his horse alongside as "padrino," to accompany me, and help to guide the horse.Blanco y Colorado
William C. Tetley
The padrino chosen to stand with Maximina was a cavalry captain, an old comrade of the bridegroom's.Maximina
Armando Palacio Valds
No circumstances could ever justify the cavalier in bearing arms against his padrino.The History of Chivalry, Volume II (of 2)